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Author Hondius, Hendrik, 1597-1651, cartographer.
Title Polus Antarcticus / Ioannes Ianssonius excudit.
Published/Produced [Amsterdam] : [Ioannes Ianssonius], [1645?]
Edition [Second state]

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Scale Scale approximately 1:30 000 000 ; stereographic projection (W 180°--E 180°/S 20°--S 90°)
Description 1 map : hand coloured ; 44 cm in diameter, on sheet 50 x 58 cm.
Content type cartographic image
Media type unmediated
Carrier type sheet
Notes Includes title catouche and blank cartouche.
Relief shown pictorially.
A hemispherical map within a square frame, centred on the South Pole to the Tropic of Capricorn. showing southern parts of South America and South Africa and the west and south coasts of Australia. A Polar continent is dilineated partly by island chains and partly by line. At the centre of the map are the words Terra Australis Incognita.The sheet corners are completely filled in with large vignettes of native scenes including animals, birds, boats and a representation of a penguin.
First published by Henricus Hondius, and subsequently by Jansson, De Wit, Gerard Valk and Pieter Schenk in four varying states over a period of sixty years. Part of Mercator's "Atlantis Majoris", published in various editions, including Dutch, Latin, French, and German translations. The first state of the map shows Australia prior to the discoveries of Tasman in 1642 and 1643-44. This is an example of the second state which lists "Ioannes Iansonnius" as the publisher in the title cartouche. The third state also lists "Ioannes Iansonnius" as publisher but omits the blank cartouche, and includes several discoveries not present on the first or second states of the map. The fourth state omits the title cartouche and includes further new discoveries including parts of New Zealand and Tasmania.
On verso: "Der Polus Antarcticus gegen mittag /" In German, black type, 2 column text with ornate initial and printed marginal headings.
Indexed by Globe, no. 54, 2003 0311-3930
References Tooley, 729
Acquisition source Purchase; 20171214 WLB
Notes Text in Latin on recto ; text in German on verso.
Provenance Acquired from Antique Print Map Room. WLB
CIU file reference 16/212
Subjects Antarctica -- Maps -- Early works to 1800.
Australia -- Maps -- Early works to 1800.
South America -- Maps -- Early works to 1800.
Genre/Form Early maps. lcgft
Related names Jansson, Jan, 1588-1664, publisher.